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Old Mar 9th 2017, 6:32 am
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So I'm meeting a nice young lady tomorrow for lunch and i'm looking for some suggestions as where's nice.... but not too OTT.... somewhere chilled and casual. We're both currently on a bit of a health kick and I am planning not to booze until I fly out to the UK at the end of the month, so somewhere avoiding all the brunch crowd would be good. That said booze should be an option in case we change out mind and want to get swallyed!

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- Nice but not OTT
- Casualish
- Away from the brunch crowd

Somewhere a bit different would be nice.

Would rather it not be waaaaay down in the Marina / Palm but not totally of limits.

Was maybe thinking Jetty Lounge.

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Surely a nice brunch is a good idea?

I'm going to St Regis again on Friday - was excellent and would suit a date type outing I think.

I think Prime 68 haven't restarted brunch yet since redesigning it, always a great place for food.

Otherwise, in the Habtoor City there must be some nice restaurants in that atrium bit (or whatever it's called)?

Will keep thinking. Friday LUNCH not brunch is a tough one.
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What about one of the Tom & Serge venues? No booze but you can always go for drinks elsewhere afterwards.

There's always the Lime Tree.

Note: I'm assuming you're looking for creative food on the healthier side. Yeah, there's Jumeirah Janes aplenty but the food is still good.

Failing that, one of the Madinat restaurants? Food isn't amazing but decent and there's always the booze option if you want it. I don't think they do brunches outside the hotels.
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Failing that, one of the Madinat restaurants? Food isn't amazing but decent and there's always the booze option if you want it. I don't think they do brunches outside the hotels.
This is not a bad shout at all.

Or....IKEA?
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Like fish? Alto Mar in the fishing harbour in Jumeirah 2 would be nice. No booze, nice setting (a few tables outside), great Portuguese style fish cooking.
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Or if you want to be uber healthy, Life N'One in Jumeirah 1. Nice garden.

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Some good suggestions so far.... however, I've never met the girl tho hence why I'm not going all out brunch style. I have done that before on a first date but due to the no booze thing I'd rather not as I am weak and I know I would end up getting on it as i'd be jealous of everyone else.

Madinat's not a bad shout.
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Or if you want to be uber healthy, Life N'One in Jumeirah 1. Nice garden.

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Not uber healthy! Meat / seafood is what I need!
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Madinat's not a bad shout.
Madinat allows some walking time and for her to pick (if she wants to).

Also allows easy escape routes and many, many options to hide.
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Not uber healthy! Meat / seafood is what I need!


Alto Mar is lovely if you want something away from the standard hangouts. Show her you are not a cliche?
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Madinat allows some walking time and for her to pick (if she wants to).

Also allows easy escape routes and many, many options to hide.
Ha ha ha!

So, if I am thinking the Madinat, where's nice, good food and where we can chill outside and people watch?
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Ha ha ha!

So, if I am thinking the Madinat, where's nice, good food and where we can chill outside and people watch?
McGettigans, Trader Vics. And Folly is now open.
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Like fish? Alto Mar in the fishing harbour in Jumeirah 2 would be nice. No booze, nice setting (a few tables outside), great Portuguese style fish cooking.
This place looks nice, will keep this mind for myself.
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McGettigans, Trader Vics. And Folly is now open.
Traders could work...... I can hear myself now "one cocktail won't hurt".....

Not a huge fan of the McGettigans food.

Follys.... don't know that one.
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